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Salton Sea - Gang Member Arrested


Last updated 3/5/2016 at 11:36am

A man detained by Border Patrol agents Thursday was a member of the Sureños criminal street gang, according to Border officials.

Agents conducted an immigration check on a Honda Accord carrying two men after they approached the checkpoint. After agents referred the driver to a secondary inspection for further questioning, the passenger in the car, a 21-year-old man, told officials he was illegally in the country.

Following the admission, he was detained and taken to the Indio Border Patrol station. While there, agents found out he was a member of the Sureños gang.

The man, a Mexican national, was put in Border Patrol custody and processed for illegal entry into the United States.

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